Selling used cars on social media It is becoming more common every day, as it makes it easier for both the seller and the buyer to strike a deal, however, there are risks that you may fall prey to as you are not an established business selling used items. . Vehicles for which you do not have exact reliability.
Maria Ignacia Saavedra Reynoso, president of the Automotive Trade Association, commented on the risks and implications of social networks for both established buyers and sellers of used vehicles.
“It is good to enter social networks to promote your goods, however what affects us is the informal sale of cars on public roads from social networks, because we are established, registered as taxpayers, we pay taxes pay and they don’t” External Maria Saavedra.
Currently, the cost of vehicles offered informally on the social network ranges from $2,500 to $25,000 pesos, equivalent to 43,250 pesos to 432,500 pesos, depending on the car type, make, model, vehicle. It depends on the condition and the year. ,
Maria highlighted that contacting a used car seller on social networks can be dangerous on some occasions, as there have been cases in Mexicali where people trying to buy cars through social networks have been scammed. Got myself on point. They lost their lives after being tricked into bogus car sale and purchase deals.
“There are people in social networks who say I will meet you halfway, I hope they just steal your money or your car, but there are times when they lose their lives, so in an established business Better to buy.”
Reynoso also mentioned that the Chocolate Car Regularization Decree has affected established traders, as they have had to compete more with informal sellers who import their vehicles for this option, facilitating the sale of said vehicles and the decree Selling at high cost to be nationalized by .
“They also messed with the cars that we import, very new models up to 2017, so it’s within the limits of the Importer Register that we have, that’s why it affects us, because we can import those cars.” imports which are older than 10 years prior to the current year.
It is noteworthy that there are about 300,000 cars of foreign origin that have been regularized since the enactment of the federal decree and it is expected that the civil partnership will continue to regularize their vehicles from the years prior to 2016, as revenue collector Reported by. Juan Ramon López Naranjo State.
Saavedra acknowledged that the sale of automobiles on social networks is unsafe because it is not regulated and that there are photos that can be edited and that the car may not be in the same condition when seen in person, as well as a victim of buying It is possible A Car. Stolen without warranty.
“The regulation of the sale of used cars should contain the Tax Administration Service (SAT) and it is established that the sale on public roads is unofficial, even if you imported it, the regulation should contain the SAT which no longer does anything else.”
Finally, the president of the Automotive Trade Association made some recommendations when buying a car through social networks.
“You need to look very closely at the documentation, check that there are no theft reports on your car in the” Vehicle Theft “area of the prosecutor’s office, take the owner for greater reliability, although this is not a 100% guarantee, Because in the United States it takes time for them to send reports to Mexico.